Wed March 29, 2017

Ashley Stoney
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Show Returns to Orlando May 7-11, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced today that exhibit space for NPE2018: The Plastics Show—the association’s triennial, international plastics manufacturing exposition returning to Orlando May 7-11, 2018—sold-out for the first time in show history during the recently concluded Space Draw.

PLASTICS will continue working to accommodate exhibitors still awaiting booth assignments with limited availability in several of the Technology Zones. Additional exhibit space could become available in the coming weeks for potential exhibitors who weren’t slotted during Space Draw. Applicants unable to secure booth space on the exhibit floor will be contacted in order of Space Draw pick in the event of changes or cancellations.

“We anticipated NPE2018 would break the record we set in 2015, but it’s incredible that we exceeded our numbers during Space Draw, a full 14 months ahead of NPE2018,” said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO of PLASTICS. “The industry leaders and decision makers who come to NPE2018 actively seeing new technology solutions will absolutely find them among our diverse, bustling exhibit halls.”  

"The growth of the global plastic industry and manufacturing within the past few years has been encouraging and we are optimistic for continued progress,” said Masato Mori, vice president of Canon Virginia Inc. “Because of this trend, we made the decision to expand our booth space for NPE2018 to ensure we’re at the center of this international hub of innovation and discovery.”

NPE2018 will draw more than 65,000 professionals from all corners of the plastics industry and its related vertical and end-user markets for the largest, most influential trade event in the extended industry. Combining the full array of game-changing services, equipment, suppliers, resources, sustainability, innovation, education and opportunity, NPE2018 showcases the emerging technologies that will shape the future of plastics. The leading minds in plastics come together in a contemporary, interactive marketplace for five days of active learning, high-powered collaboration and technological discovery.

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About Plastics Industry Association

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $418 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit Connect with PLASTICS on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.